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Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 6/17/13

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Most high school football players in America dream of one day playing for Nick Saban and Alabama, and there are several reasons for that. First and foremost, the Crimson Tide have won three national championships since 2009. Alabama is a perennial powerhouse that contends for a national title on an annual basis. Not only that, but what other school has a waterfall in its locker room?

On Sunday, high school quarterback David Cornwell — who committed to Alabama last week — tweeted something about a water fall being built in his future team’s locker room.

Jeff Purinton, Alabama’s associate athletics director of football communications, told LarryBrownSports.com on Monday that the waterfall is indeed under construction, although he noted that the term “waterfall” can give off the impression that it’s more elaborate than it actually is.

“I think sometimes when people hear that they think of some 100-foot deal or Niagra Falls or something like that,” Purinton said. “There are some hot and cold tubs going in our new renovation area here and then a few feet above, while you’re sitting in the tubs, the water will fall kind of over the edge. It’s not finished yet but by the time August camp rolls around we’ll have a new team meeting room and some other space that’s being redone.”

The waterfalls are part of the $9 million upgrades to the locker room, which also includes new graphics, lockers, meeting rooms and a theater-style meeting room.

While it may not be a big deal to some, the new structure obviously made an impression on Cornwell, otherwise he wouldn’t have tweeted about it. A waterfall has nothing to do with football, but it adds another element of awesomeness to Alabama’s football program. Like Kentucky’s unbelievable new basketball housing facility, I’m sure it will play a tiny roll in helping to lure new recruits.

 

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